The Washington Wizards held their first 2017 NBA pre-draft workout Tuesday featuring former Maryland basketball star Melo Trimble.
The Washington Wizards conducted their first NBA pre-draft workout Tuesday morning at Verizon Center which included Maryland sensation, Melo Trimble, as the team prepares for the 2017 NBA draft on June 22.
In total, six NBA draft prospects worked out for the Washington Wizards including Trimble, Jamel Artis from Pittsburgh, James Blackmon Jr. from Indiana, Daniel Dixon from William and Mary, Nevada’s Daniel Dixon and George Washington’s Kethan Savage.
However, according to Wizards Insider Ben Standig, Monte Morris, who was on the initial list of NBA Draft prospects set to work out for the Wizards Tuesday, was replaced by local star Kethan Savage.
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Despite Trimble’s absence on the majority of NBA mock drafts, the Wizards have shown interest in the 22-year-old guard the past two weeks leading up to today’s pre-draft workout. Furthermore, with point guards Trey Burke and Brandon Jennings unlikely to return next season, the Wizards selecting Trimble with the No. 52 pick on June 22 is growing.
Next, Trimble plans to meet with the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets with workouts for the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards under his belt.
Less than a month away from the 2017 NBA Draft, watch highlights and instant reaction from Trimble’s eventful day at Verizon Center as he continues his journey to the NBA.
Melo Trimble highlights and reaction from Wizards’ pre-draft workout
Photo gallery of the Wizards first pre-draft workout:
Video footage of Trimble working his way to the rim and drawing the foul:
Trimble chats with Wizards head coach Scott Brooks:
Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld and Trimble converge at Verizon Center:
The former Maryland sensation answers questions from the media following his workout with the Wizards:
CSN Mid-Atlantic’s J. Michael spoke with Trimble following his pre-draft workout with the Wizards:
NBC4 Sports’ Sherree Burruss unveiled that Trimble already was set on leaving Maryland after his junior year:
In his third pre-draft workout, Trimble stated his workout with the Wizards was his hardest one yet:
The No. 52 pick is the Wizards lone draft pick in the 2017 NBA Draft which may bode well for Trimble as he is projected to be a late-second-round draft pick.